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  1. 11 points
    Most important thing is to split harvesting materials from food collection. At the moment when I harvesting with bear for fibre I alway get tons and tons berries and so on. I don’t know why fruits and vegetables a called Resourses. Could make another option like disable food harvesting. Thanks
  2. 10 points
    seagul- reveal more fog of war in open seas and maybe show trails of the ships ? vulture- show health of every living thing around you? bull- carry more weight -giraffe gather more thatch -bear should be able to gather honey and please add ignore item list to the animal inventory like in the bank and more agressive options to animals like : attack only players and tamed creatures. i want animals protect my base not to chase a seagul to the open seas
  3. 10 points
    Bulls need a cargo harness that moves weight. Make a medium gate that fits elephants. Behe gates are stupid
  4. 9 points
    Yup, I feel ya. This bug is a priority for us to resolve asap.
  5. 8 points
    @Jatheish As a designer I would scrap how animals are at this point. Currently this game is turning into an Ark expansion. I would decide to stop living in Ark's shadow. Currently I've done all PvE material so my day consists of riding around on a level 70 bear with elephants behind me harvesting X resource with hopes of actually needing blue print weapons to complete the next PvE tier. Currently riding is basically a requirement for things to do effectively either everything else needs to be brought up or beastmastery needs to be brought down. I would change the tree to crew. It would allow you to get animals but the animals would have something they bring to the table and not be rideable. The shoulder mount thing would be fine but cruising around on (current meta tame) is basically Ark. So I now have a blank slate and need to make it so I can get tames. I would want it to be a low chance from mate boosted animals when you harvest their bodies or a high chance from an alpha. Could also put a vendor in the game that sells the babies. So now my players have a baby X. This whole temperature thing currently is silly and the way to fix it going to require a lot of resources from my company (grapeshot) so the cost would be too great to keep this. The concept is cool but the creation and implementation creates a poor user interaction with it so I would scrap it. The concept of feeding animals something special is a good one so I could fill up a bear with honey and it would mature faster or just use berries cause they are easy but longer time until they are grown. So now I have a way for players to get tames so I now need to make them useful. This would be the bottom tiers of the crew tree. Different animals would have a function that fall into combat or utility. For this I would think of how I envision an amazing creature of the type. Bear- Combat- Taunt enemies around the player acting as a tank. Chicken- Utility- When on wander produces eggs Cow- Utility- Produces milk (more on wander) Bull- Utility- when on wander fertilizes nearby crops Crow- Shoulder- When you die acts as a bed. Razortooth- Combat- nerfs alphas. Shieldhorn- Combat- Produces a shield that deflects projectiles. (Currently elementals have little counter play) Elephant- Utility- When on wander collects wood. Giant Pig- Utility- When on wander finds buried items. Giraffe- Utility- When on wander gathers thatch. Horse- Utility- Rideable, pulls carriage and cargo which helps tranports large amounts of people or heavy amounts of resources great distances (we need something that makes unloading a galley not horrible) Lion- Combat- grabs smaller creatures. Monkey- Shoulder- barehanded becomes climbing picks at a much higher stam use rate. Ostrich- Utility- Harvests seeds when on wander. Parrot- Shoulder- Makes musical instruments easier to play and buffs the buff radius. Penguin- shoulder- fortitude buff. Rabbit- Shoulder- When on shoulder provides a movement speed. Rhino- Utility- When on wander gathers stone. Seagull- Shoulder- When on shoulder reduces/removes fog debuff Sheep- Utility- When on wander gathers fiber Tiger- Combat- reduces movement speed of enemies. Vulture- Utility- When on shoulder decreases vitamin depletion. Wolf- Combat- has a howl that increases damage. Turtle- Make tameable- Shoulder- Increase swimspeed, decreases oxygen use, and reduces deep diving debuff. Rattlesnake- Utility- When on wander produces venom, venom is used for anti-venom which reduces torpidity. So now that I have all these super cool animals I need to transport them and the current bug is they fall off (scavenging tames in the ocean is super lucrative I know a guy that got a Razortooth) I would make it so boats have a animal attachment that is basically a cage and when you send the animal to it the animal gets turned into more of an item that is placed inside the cage instead of being on the boat (no more lost at sea tames yay). We now need somewhere to put all these wandering tames. I would make it so tames on wander don't leave your territory. I would also make it so you can apply a filter on the map to see where certain tames are. Now for the meaty part of the new tree. I would make it so NPC's you get from SotD have a type of suffix like Bob. Bob would be a builder. You would need points in crew to hire Bob and then you can put him on a smithy. If you have skills in construction you would be able to make things like stone at a reduced cost. The points in crew would only be to get Bob, the points in construction would make it so you can get the discounted building from Bob. This would make Bob your righthand man when it comes to construction of things. You would still need the recipe to make it though. So getting NPC's and keeping them alive would have benefits beyond "I need guys on my sails" which you would want to keep around because sailor NPC's would make your sails better. This would lead into reworks of the other skill trees, I would make farming capable of making the large crop plots grow fiber,thatch, and wood that the NPC's can harvest at a drastically reduced rate. The rate they harvest can be modified by giving them higher end tools. Artillery tree would also get access to alchemists that can be put on a mortar and pestle that will make it so you can stack unlimited resources inside it and queue up organic paste for more than 220 at a time... it would also make it faster to give the QoL that is missing from the chemistry station. I could keep talking about how I would change it but the TL:DR is make animals more companion rather than a requirement but still have meaning. Make NPC's more than a parasite when you arn't sailing. As a designer I would change a lot of things but for creatures this is what I would do. ~Lotus
  6. 8 points
    We're going to be looking at moving over the tax-bank item-restrict functionality over to tames. Thanks for the feedback folks, keep em coming
  7. 7 points
    This thread was created two hours after the submission of a ticket related to a failed Company merge on a PVE network. Our Customer Service crew rarely respond to a ticket in such a short amount of time. Exceptions to this more pertain to incidences where myself or Jat step in ourselves when the issue reported is time-sensitive and has potential wide-spread consequences in regards to the overall playerbase. Along with being Community Managers, we are on the Live Services team and identifying and working to repro and resolve game breaking bugs in a broader sense are aspects of our roles along with investigating player reports and Enforcement in the more complex and far reaching cases. Whilst our resources lie on the side of technical solutions in order to address the underlying issues and, ideally, resolve those we do view Customer Service as an intrinsic aspect of the overall player experience. We've recently expanded our Customer Service resources and we will look at that again as we progress in our development cycle. I think it is worth noting that I advised this player that I would assist them in getting their friend's items and creatures transferred across to the new Company myself if it hadn't been resolved by our GM team by tomorrow.
  8. 7 points
    I like this. Even a 3-5 minute warning about rain would be a game changer.
  9. 6 points
    Come on Devs. FOR YEARS IN ARK WE ASKED FOR A CHOICE OF GATES, AND YOU WOULDN'T GIVE US THEM. I am sick and tired of having to build structures that are either TOO SMALL or stupidly OVERSIZED, just to fit the gates. Please give us a selection of Gates, or implement the DYNAMIC GATE from the S+ MOD from Ark. Its not difficult and can be implemented quickly. It would also stop so many shit oversized building having to be made. Which in turn will reduce the lag on the servers. WIN WIN WIN. Come on Devs start using some common sense, you've made a great game so far, but implementing Dynamic gates would make total sense. Give the players what they need. Sorry if this sounds aggressive but I love designing good buildings, but can because of the lack of gate choices I am limited to having to build massive ridiculous barns to incorporate the behemoth gate.
  10. 6 points
    Once upon a time, @Jatheish responded to one of my threads and said he was considering what he called "a wall of shame" that would basically put on public display anyone who was banned from the game for cheating/using exploits. It would seem that he's been a bit busy or he's still undecided as to whether this is a good idea or not. Also, one of the things I've been curious about is some really far-out claims that Grapeshot is not banning any Chinese. Since I don't have the same tough decisions to make that Jat does, and curiosity killed the cat, I decided to do it myself and see of any if those claims were true. I got bored today and decided to write a quick WordPress plugin and slap it on one of my test sites. Basically, it grabs the steam ID's from the Atlas banlist here: http://atlasdedicated.com/pc/banlist.txt It then polls the Steam API and grabs various bits of info about that steam ID including game bans and stuffs it into a MySQL database. Some really interesting info popped up. Pay particular attention to the date the account was created. If it says 1970 then Steam didn't return a creation date. Many accounts are pretty new. The other thing to take a look at is 'last logoff.' I'm not positive of what this date/time represents but I'm going to guess it's the last time the Steam client was shut down. No info on when the last time it was started is available. And surprise... many of the names are Chinese. And I think I saw some Japanese and Korean names. A lot of the names... as you'd expect are simply 123. http://www.twistedvoid.com/the-atlas-public-stockade/ Take note, I ran this earlier today so that data is cached until the next time I run it. For now, I have no real plans to do anything with this unless you guys would like to have this in a more permanent home.
  11. 6 points
    Horses could be passive tame. They are really derpy, getting stuck on terrain or launching themselves. Their acceleration from 0 to 100000 is insane, making them hard to trap and bola. Not counting the fact they run into open ocean and swim in circles for hours. An ability to see your animals on map/atlas would be great. As it is alpha game build bugs happen, stuff happens, its too easy to lose your animals. This feature can be taken out for full game release, but it would make a nice feature for now. Armored saddles to buff your animal, give it more survival ability? Breeding is so so so tedious. Do you really want us to spend hours upon hours handfeeding babies surrounded by 7 grills or penguins to make sure the temp is good? High level tames should be hard to get, but maaaan I am not looking forward to breeding at all. Elephants could have more stamina. There should be an animal that gathers thatch faster than a player with a pickaxe.
  12. 5 points
    Ahoy Pathfinders! It's your Co-Captain back again with my trusty bag of pistachios and bad Dad jokes (although I'll restrain myself in relation to the latter this once). We’ve prepared a hearty edition of the Captain’s Log to make up for last week’s absence. There is a load of information, updates, and glimpses of what’s to come to share with you! In this Captain’s Log, we will be taking a look at what has been implemented over the past fortnight along with a view of what’s on the horizon for the weeks ahead including some key changes to design aspects of the game. HULL-UP ON THE HORIZON Upcoming ‘Mega’ patch and Current Focus In an earlier Captain’s Log, we announced that we would be making changes to the game which reduce the steepness of the climb necessary to experience some of the later game content. We want to reduce how punishing ATLAS is, especially to solo players and smaller groups, and ensure that those who cannot invest as much time are still able to experience the fun that ATLAS has to offer. We’ve begun that process with our recent minor updates which have incorporated changes to weight, structures, QOL improvements and small tweaks to creatures. However, we recognize that there is still a lot more that needs to change, including revisiting some major design aspects of the game. It is for that reason, we’ll be delaying the February Content update to Mid/Late March so we can include some of these major changes. First of all, we’ll be revamping the Land Claim/Ownership System. We recognize that for a lot of players, land is incredibly difficult to get, and in some cases impossible, unless you’re in a lawless zone or playing with a large group. This is something we’re planning on addressing by introducing some new mechanisms related to land claiming, such as upkeep, as well as some possible limitations which we’ll be able to cover precisely in the next Captain’s Log, as we’re still hashing out the details. The next aspect we’d like to tackle and include in this March update is defense against ‘offline raiding’. This is something that has often been echoed around the community as being a critical problem with the game. Players are unable to enjoy PvP versus one another because the meta encourages/enables offline raiding through how easy and effective it is. Our plan is to introduce game mechanics which will funnel PvP taking place during online hours and the overall objective is to provide players more power and defensive options over their land. These are two major systems that will be receiving attention from our development team over the coming weeks so we can have them ready to launch in tandem with the aforementioned changes in March. We’ll also be including some additional QOL changes, first pass adjustments to the vitamins system, Companies and other aspects of the game based on recent feedback. You can look forward to the specifics of those changes in the next Captain’s Log where we’ll share the full updated patch notes, including the revamp of the Claim System and how we want to deal with the offline raid meta. Public Test Realm As we get closer to the release of this update, we’ll be deploying the changes in advance on a publicly accessible test network before it hits the Official Network. We’ll be iterating based on the feedback and reports you guys make, ensuring that we’re able to deal with any critical concerns prior to the update hitting our live servers. Additionally, we’d also like to use this network for some of our more regular updates too. Most hotfixes will still go through our internal processes before they’re pushed live, but when it comes to the more widespread/impactful changes, whether balance or fixes, we may look to deploy them onto this network for players to experience first hand in a test environment. Please note that these servers won’t be considered ‘stable’, and therefore could be wiped at any given moment. We’ll likely set them up as multiple smaller clusters, and have tweaked rates on them to account for the fact that it won’t be as large of a network, have as many players, and playtime being minimized. ISO Blackwood! Prepare for a dark twist on the Equatorial biome with ISO Blackwood. Dark jungles, caves, alcoves, villages, homes, and farms, an interesting array of animals and a new concept; The Mire. Wade through thick green waters teeming with dangerous creatures, rare plant life and the occasional Gorgon to find buried treasure, lost corpses and even the giant and ancient snake boss Anacython. The mega content update to drop in March will also include an alpha release of ISO Blackwood (from the creator of the popular ARK mod, ISO Crystal Isles). This will be a standalone map which players can host on a single server and still experience all that ATLAS has to offer! Creature Feedback Following (or alongside) the upcoming update, we’d like to take a pass at the creatures we’ve currently implemented and are presently seeking feedback related to them! If you’d like to suggest some changes, especially if it’s related to their abilities/perks, then please do so here: Patch Roundup Complete Patch Notes We wanted to tackle concerns players had in regards to QOL along with overall balance and we implemented some key aspects of that in our v18.84 patch. We have made interesting design choices at times and realised it would be good to take a step and back and observe how some of those aspects were playing out on a grand scale. Taking a look at weight in general was a focus and we made some sweeping changes to the weight of all items and resources as well as providing buffs to weight capacity in some specific ways. Balance in relation to defense was also on the agenda, with built structures being given resistance buffs along with some a new defensive mechanism for anchored boats. We'll continue to monitor PvP balance moving forward and make further adjustments as we deem necessary. Creatures were also given some love in an initial pass and, as mentioned elsewhere in this Log, we are currently taking feedback on creatures that we will utilize in tandem with our plans moving forward. General QOL changes also included the Fountain Of Youth (pending a redesign in the future), a respec option, and skillpoints among others. released patch notes up to v18.95 v18.95 - Optimized server spatial octree, which should result in better server performance and reduced stalls. v18.94 - Fixed an issue with NPC's not interacting when stationed. v18.92 - Canvases are now free-paintable - Improved the appearance of storm cyclones vfx v18.9 - Fixed an issue with babies not eating from inventory/troughs when in stasis. - Fixed a bug with Alpha creatures. v18.89 - Fixed an issue with the unstasis/render distance on ships - Optimized performance of various server subsystems. v18.87 - Optimized performance of various server subsystems. v18.84 Weight - Gold coins have had their weight reduced by 50% - The weight of all items have been reduced by 30% globally (does not apply to structures that are placed on boats, only items in inventories) - Weight Sails now provide 20% more bonus weight. - Diving Suit now provides a buff which gives players a 50% extra base weight when diving underwater - Water Barrel now has a base weight of 75. It can hold 6000 water (previously was 500). For every 1000 water, it will add 20 weight. This means the lightest it will be is 75, and the maximum weight will be 195. - Players now start the game with 30% more personal weight and will gain an additional 40% per level (so base weight has increased from 250 -> 325 and bonus per level is up from 10 to 14) - Tamed creatures now gain an additional 6% weight per level into weight rather than 4% Creatures & Tames - Elephants and Rhinos now provide a 25% weight reduction to their specialised resources - Giraffe now receives an approximate 2x bonus when harvesting thatch and has a 25% weight reduction when carrying thatch - Elephant base stamina increased to 390 - Rhino base stamina increased to 190 - Giraffe base stamina increased to 440 - Baby creatures will no longer take into account the temperature alterations from coldfront and heatwave - Tamed creature resistance has been increased by 30% and damage increased by 20% - Bear health has been reduced by 10% - NPC Crew can now be renamed - NPC Crew can no longer be placed on Bear and Horse Carts - Company Tame Limits have been doubled - The interval between paying crew gold has been increased by 40% (there is now more time before you have to pay them again) - Ship of the Damned will no longer physically damage a team's structures and anchored boats unless they have been specifically damaged by that target. PvE servers only. Structures and Items - Puckle Damage has been increased to 100 base and is 50% more armour piercing - Carbines reload time has been reduced by 10% - Pistol reload time has been reduced by 33% - Blunderbuss reload time has been reduced by 20% - Blunderbuss damage to creatures has been increased by 50% to wild and by 20% to tamed. - Stone Structure SAP crafting requirements changed to fibre. - Wooden Structures resistance to explosive and siege damage types increased by 30% - Stone Structures resistance to explosive and siege damage types increased by 45% - Explosive Barrel change reverted until the redesign - Reverting damage increase and crafting cost decrease to Grenades - Oil Jar weight has increased to 10 and fires lit on top of oil have had their duration reduced by 50% - Oil Jar has been made more difficult to craft - Fully Anchored Boats now have a buff which provides a bonus 300% structure resistance QOL - Old Age no longer has a debuff - Fountain of Youth is now available on all Golden Age Ruin servers (we'll be looking at redesigning how this works in the near future) - Players can now purchase a respec soup at the Commodity Trader in Freeports - Players now have approximately 20% more skill points per level Bug fixes - Fixed a bug where quality specific equipment would display a multiplicative % stat increase and a flat stat increase, but only one would work. Going forward, the flat stat increase will be made obsolete and items will no longer be generated with it. Quality stated items will now only generate with the multiplicative stat bonus, and this change will be retroactive. - Fixed a bug where items would falsely state that they were providing a speed benefit (did not do anything). They should not generate anymore going forward. - Mortars will no longer be able to shoot at players outside of render distance v18.76 - Fixed a bug where fire AoE would not attach properly to moving boats. v18.74 - Potential fix for some frequent server side crashes. We'll be monitoring with this build v18.73 - Diving Suit will make wild underwater creatures ignore you unless you attack them - Alcohol will no longer spoil - Cooking Recipes spoil time increased to 10 hours - Spoiling time increase bonus on Preserving Bag has been increased - Decreased crafting costs for Grenades by approximately 20% - Improved cannon collision and obstruction check to limit the effectiveness of multiple cannons in gunport. - Diving Attachment now has the same health as the Dinghy Hangar - Fixed a bug relating to shooting cannonballs, previously allowing it to go through certain ally structures. This will no longer be the case anymore. - Cannister shot range increased by approximately 20% - Cannister shot damage increased by approximately 10% - Spike shot explosion timer is now 30 seconds instead of 20 seconds - Spike shot now reloads approximately 10% quicker - Spike shot range increased by approximately 15% v18.69 - Fixed some server startup crashes - Widened the amount of networking info the server can send to clients - Server optimisations v18.65 - Fixed a bug related to server transitions v18.6 - Crow's Nest peak will no longer block the camera. - When it rains, cyclones now only have a 33% chance to occur (previously 100%), and will deal twice as much damage. - Dolphins chance to jump has been reduced to 20%. - Client-side option to hide the Gamepedia Wiki button in player inventory. - Patched out some .ini changes which allowed people to remove certain visual effects granting them an unfair advantage in PvP - On PvE specifically, Ship of the Damned should not attack anchored ships that have not fired upon them. - Rare Resources are now available on PvE Commodity traders for a higher gold amount than regular resources. - Fixed crew on puckle gun taking damage from fire aoe buffs. - When gunports are closed they now reduce their specific snapped-cannon weight by 60% (previously 50%), open-ports are default cannon weight. - Gunport crafting and repair costs are now the same as regular planks. - Fixed an exploit which allowed players to place multiple claim flags at once. - Large Cannons now do 30% less damage against Ship planks and Ship decks. v18.58 - Added extra server-side protection to remote inventories to resolve an exploit v18.57 - Company Claim Flags cannot be personally owned anymore. - Server crash fixes v18.55 - Client Side GPU Optimisations - Explosive Barrel Weight now correctly displayed as 60 - Added a direct button to the ATLAS wiki when opening your inventory v18.5 - Server optimisation for structures on boats - Fixed a bug where picking up a higher quality structure within the pickup timeframe would result in the common structure, rather than the specific higher quality itself Dynamic atlas maps roundup The ATLAS Dynamic Maps is a system that monitors live in-game territory ownership and indicates which companies dominate over the lands. Each week with our Captain’s Log, we’ll be including an image to monitor the progress of the maps, taking note of any exits or new arrivals and any drastic changes in the overall claim. Those who will come to dominate the ATLAS may very well become clear in the days and weeks ahead, though maintaining a large Empire will likely come with its own longer-term challenges… The companies that have occupied islands for a certain period of time will soon gain the automatic privilege to name them on the in-game and web maps, as it is their land! Remember you can don your Company’s company flag by stylizing it in the game with a paintbrush! Upload your own images or design it how you like, with the top company flags always being visible on https://map.playatlas.com/ [EU PVP] The Whale's Wrath Held: French & Ships, The French Monkeys, IVANARMY, ENSLAVED, and Frogues Orientales. Arrivals: Eternal Diamond, CHZ!!**, Kraken, Dark Project Armada, and Stray Cats. Departures: Goulou Goulou, Future, ETERNIA, Bad Company, and Les Spectres. [NA PVP] The Kraken's Maw Held: Dynasty, TPG, CSTG, OwO, The Federation, and No No No. Arrivals: Uganda, SoV, Sons of the Seven, and Team Casualty. Departures: High Seas Booty Bandits, Barry Sails, Destiny and SNC. And whilst there isn’t active PvP on PVE servers, we’d like to recognize the following Companies for their claims! [EU PVE] The Siren's Call Held: Compagnie des Indes, Rum ueber Bord, Future Company (HUN), SouL SanD, Dos Bros$ and SwiftS.RU. Arrivals: Black Hand, Phantasia, M.E.R.C Spirit, and mochi. Departures: Paragon, Woelfe des Rudels, Fenrirs Dogs, and Tacorsair. [NA PVE] The Hydra's Den Held: Scales & Sails, Atlas Shrugged, The Exiles, East India Trading Co, and Sons of Orion. Arrivals: Without Divide, TPG, Lotus, Poets and Pirates, and Darksea Dawgs. Departures: Narcos, Paragon, Dead Men Floating, Plunderers, and CN- adilt supplies. SHOW 'N' TELL#4 We saw an impressive array of submissions in this edition of Show 'n Tell. It's awesome to see all of your creativity and talent. Feast yer eyes on th' best o' th' bunch below! WINNERS CAPTAINOKAMI This beautifully constructed coastal village reminds us of Bora Bora. No attention to detail was spared and this idyllic sanctuary is a testament to its creators' vision and dedication. GINGERBABY This dramatic action shot captured whilst numerous Companies take on their first Kracken kill sums up the large scale aspect of the fight. Congratulations on defeating the Kracken, guys! OTOWA72 What can be said that isn't already caught in this awesome shot? Boom! BRIANEATSZOMBIES Elegant design and tidy composition. Winner winner chicken dinner. BOSSNDABEAT Thematically consistent and an aesthetic delight; we loved this entire build that can't quite be conveyed via a screenshot. HONOURABLE MENTIONS NOOM NOMAD_RAV THE PILGRIM GLOBYTHEOLDPIRATE Congratulations to all of the winners who will receive some real life cash booty! We look forward to the next round of Show n' Tell! Alrighty, that ’s it for this log! Thank you so much for becoming a part of our crew and we can't wait to show all you scallywags, landlubbers, captains, and seadogs what lies ahead! Happy Sailing, Grapeshot Games For the latest dispatch on #playATLAS keep yer one good eye trained on this here information Natter n' chatter on Discord: https://discord.gg/playatlas Navigate ye olde Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/playatlas Hear ye, hear ye on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sailtheatlas Watch us scallywags on Twitch: http://twitch.tv/sailtheatlas Plus ye can band with us Pirates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playatlasgame
  13. 5 points
    What makes the fountain of youth so disgusting isn't so much that you have to do a ridiculous naked run through a bunch of aimbot op trash.. Although It is pretty horrific.. It is knowing you have to do that run EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. FOREVER. As long as you play this game, you will HAVE to go and do that trash.. Why? Because NO ONE is going to tolerate that debuff… It weighs on your mind as you play the game, looking at your age, seeing this impending BS coming up that you know you just don't want to have to deal with. Take this pointless trash out of the game already! It adds NOTHING. Your game took a nosedive in numbers on the release of the FOY.. You MUST remove the age mechanic or make the fountain easily accessible.. People don't want to have to deal with this; it isn't fun. And no, this isn't about "difficulty" or "carebear".. I like difficulty if the stakes are right, and it isn't faux difficulty.. Difficulty that punishes you for no mistake of your own. Massive numbers of Immortal flame golems aimbotting you with homing missiles is just a joke. I challenge anyone to tell me how the age mechanic adds to the game more than it takes away; tell me how it makes the game good.. You'll find there isn't anything it adds, nothing that improves the game in any meaningful way. It adds nothing to the core of the game; it just makes me want to quit even thinking about it.. Oh, and you're not fooling anyone trying to mask your game being discounted in price as some celebration of year of the pig. You and I know it was just to temporarily get the numbers up. Your game is dying, and a big part of it is because of FOY and the age mechanic being pointless hassle. Scrap it and save your game. We all know you only kept the FOY in the game because you know that if the FOY were made easy to access, the whole age mechanic becomes pointless. So you've left this trash in the state it is in, because you're so desperate to crowbar this mechanic, to make it mean something.. And in turn, you ruin your game in the process because you can't look at the bigger picture.
  14. 5 points
    I think this thread is getting a little out of hand. You're welcome to believe what you'd like about our team. Here's the deal with how we'd like to handle customer service for the time being: When someone opens a ticket, that ticket is automatically closed with an auto response. Our GM team will then look into it to see if it's one we are currently supporting if so they'll begin investigating and may open the ticket to ask for further information. This more or less was always the situation, we'd close tickets we weren't supporting and just deal with key issues. We've just automated that part of the process. I understand that this isn't ideal. In an ideal situation, we'd be able to support every single ticket that comes in and deal with it from either a technical or customer service point of view. However, at this time in our development phase, we're going to be using this system to identify game issues and trends so that we can tackle them from a technical/development point of view. The team have determined that this is the most efficient use of our resources and will ensure that we're able to resolve problems quickly and for a larger amount of players. It will also ensure that we can avoid those problems existing in the future, the alternative would be tackling them more slowly and risking more players having to deal with game breaking issues. Yes, having a large and super responsive GM team would certainly be helpful, and I would love it but as is recruiting programmers and engineers to work on core problems which will have much more of an impact on the entire player base. The goal is to solve problems so that they do not exist overall. However, this doesn't mean we won't be doing any GM/ticketing work. We still plan to take action against rule breakers, hackers/cheaters, people who are harassing each other, resolving company problems, etc using the report system and the tools we have available to us. We've been pretty transparent about this from the beginning, it was mentioned in the initial Captain's Log, it was included in an announcement on our Official Discord, and our automated response when opening a ticket also makes clear what the primary function behind it is for. It's not a matter of not valuing your time, it's a matter of recognizing how we can best utilize the resources we have available to us and what practically is the best way for our team to fix problems with the game and that players are experiencing on a day to day basis. Over time, the process will improve. We'll have a larger team, who will be equipped with better tools and information to tackle problems via tickets and we'll have dealt with a lot of the current issues which are plaguing the game, resulting in tickets being created. We believe that this plan of action will inevitably lead to a better game, a better experience for players, and in the long term a better customer support service. I understand that you may feel frustrated with this in the meantime, and I am sympathetic to you, however, this is how are going to proceed going forward. Everything is a process, and as we make strides in our development resolving issues, that will clear up the response rate. Additionally, as the game grows and the project gets further into its development cycle, the team will grow too. That will lead to having more active GMs, readily available to handle tickets. Going to shut down this topic, in future please be more civil with one another when discussing topics. Thanks!
  15. 4 points
    When you open the mini map and you are in someone else’s claim area, the little red x that shows your position on the minimap is very close to the red color of the claim area. This makes it very difficult to see where you are on the mini map. if we could have the color of the red x changed, maybe simply black will be enough, this would improve the visibility.
  16. 4 points
  17. 4 points
    @Jatheish Two primary issues that need resolutions asap, basic QoL changes that would make a huge impact, and some suggestions for tames: 1) Animals falling through the mesh of boats or structures absolutely needs to be fixed ASAP. I recognize you saying above that you are making this a priority, so I'll just reaffirm how crucial this is to the player base. This has to be the #1 priority for animals; we've stopped sending bug reports about this, because it happens so much. Daily. And it was never fixed in Ark. Don't let this one slip. 2) The main thing wrong with the breeding system is how fast the temperature spikes can kill an animal. In Ark, you generally get to a point where you can leave the darn thing alone entirely for large chunks of time, as long as you're careful and watch your timers. In Atlas, even if you've got all the temperature ranges for your biome/grid known, you still have a maximum of maybe a 10 minute window where, if unobserved, the baby can die, because it can transition from a heat wave to a cold front, and no amount of insulation we've found can prevent a swing like that from killing a baby without manual adjustment. This window should be significantly longer, especially further on into maturation. You can still keep the temperature requirements, but the window for failure needs to be much larger, given the extremely long maturation time. Boosting someone else's idea: Give babies a scaling insulation buff when close to their mother. This will benefit smaller tribes who don't have as many people to do babysitting, and still make it more complex for larger tribes to manage that proximity if doing mass breeding. We also need some way to cool down a baby. It doesn't have to be huge (but more than being submerged in water). Necessary QoL changes Add armored saddle blueprints to the game (even just a bit, doesn't have to be the full 25 armor of a bear) Add Medium sized gates, for Tier 2 animals (and smaller tier 3s) Make medium and large sizes cages (like those in the Piracy tree) to hold animals on board ships for better transport. Make the "Transfer <animal> to <x>" option move them into specific, named cages, instead of to ships. Filter gathering would be amazing Add the "Dino Leash" item from ark Animal Specific Seagull - allow for a 'homing pigeon' ability where it can send weightless items like blueprints or treasure maps back to a specified location at your home base (like a special bird cage you craft) Crow - Help you spot nearby undiscovered Discovery Points with a UI element, like the Bulbdog alerting you to high level predators Sheep - Convert the hide-like resource your shear off them to a Fiber. This would help alleviate the lack of fiber in certain areas, since you could just bring along a couple sheep. Also fur just seems more like fiber then hide. Pig - Allow it to act like a super-shovel. Bonus chance to harvest worms, gold, etc from the ground Wolf - Revisit the idea of a "Pack Buff" like in Ark, as a means of boosting the wolves' currently underwhelming power level, without drastically changing the creature itself. Elephant Giraffe - should be able to gather additional thatch from trees (higher up) Bulls should get a buff to farming thatch from plants on the ground (all plants, not like how with Bears it needs to be a special plant) Shieldhorn - Its special passive ability is fantastic, but it needs a base HP boost or armor to really be a viable tank. Razortooh - Needs a stamina buff, and probably HP or armor. Seagull - Gather fish, increase Fog of War reveal distance Rabbits - on the shoulder gives a "Lucky" gold boost buff PS: While the new taming system of getting hit by the animal is somewhat annoying, I really like that it pushes taming into more of a group activity, often needing people to do the primary tame, scout/kill predators, and have someone on backup to take over if you miss the sweet spot a few times and get hurt. I like this design direction; even though I end up doing less solo taming, I have a LOT of fun on our group taming excursions into dangerous areas! Edit: PS, clarity, typo
  18. 4 points
    Make a thatch animal please, Make cargo saddles not just for PVPE, and for domestic use (like cargo), I personally don't care (and company either) if it increases the cost of them. I understand predators needed to be nerfed in wild, but now the tamed ones are jokes that get laughed at by farming tames. PLEASE - Make a carriage type that uses 2 of same animal, essentially increasing hit box, seats and weight capacity. Would be super cool (personal want hah)
  19. 4 points
    - Add an extra Option Menu to animals for farming: for example for elephants -> only farm wood so you can deactivated farming berrys and other stuff you won't farm at the moment - giraffe needs a second 2x buff for gather thatch
  20. 4 points
    Current ATLAS Official Server Network Server Version: v18.9 Current ATLAS Official Server Network Server Status: Healthy Upcoming patch notes Please note these updates may not necessarily be in the next patch but will make into an upcoming one. V19 - ETA: MID/LATE March More notes to come! New Features and Content - New Feature: Daily Missions for players with unique and powerful rewards - New Feature: 7 more ‘Main Quests’ which upon successful completion will provide their own unique Skill unlock - New Structure: Guillotine. Hanging your foes in a noose taking too long? Off with their heads! - New Feature: Curses. Tied to the execution of players - New Creature: Giant Crab. It can carry heavy loads, along with players, tames and wild creatures - New Vehicle: Submarine. Explore the depths of the ocean in this small scouting submarine. No weapons on board, but it does have claw arms to help harvest the ocean floor and explore (demolish) shipwrecks - New Structure: Bookshelf. Store and sort your high-quality maps and blueprints. - New Environment: Deep Ocean Trench. A new area to explore, guarded by powerful underwater creatures and home to the new Giant Crab - New Feature: Player shops in freeports. Players can set up automated shops in each Freeport, listing loot for sale and naming their own gold coin prices. - New Cosmetics: Multiple Armor sets to customize the look of your company and crew! Provided as a permanent unlock for completing the Quests in addition to skill rewards. - Ship of the Damned will now come in multiple size variations with different stats and difficulty levels. QOL Changes - Reorganized claim flag notifications, so they no longer clutter up the entire HUD when lots of messages are flying by - Territory map will now display allies as teal-coloured - Character creator now has a Height slider to make it easier to set your character's desired height - Any dead ships (shipwrecks) from your Company appear with a unique icon on your map now, so you can find the wrecks - Global territory message updating - Currently contested claims will be indicated on the minimap - Players can now mount a sail to directly control the sail's open/close amount and rotation settings in a more intuitive way. - NPCs will be added to Freeports which will allow players to redesign their character's tattoos for a gold cost released patch notes current v18.95 - Optimized server spatial octree, which should result in better server performance and reduced stalls. v.18.94 - Fixed an issue with NPC's not interacting when stationed. v18.92 - Canvases are now free-paintable - Improved the appearance of storm cyclones vfx v18.9 - Fixed an issue with babies not eating from inventory/troughs when in stasis. - Fixed a bug with Alpha creatures. v18.89 - Fixed an issue with the unstasis/render distance on ships - Optimized performance of various server subsystems. v18.87 - Optimized performance of various server subsystems. v18.84 Weight - Gold coins have had their weight reduced by 50% - The weight of all items have been reduced by 30% globally (does not apply to structures that are placed on boats, only items in inventories) - Weight Sails now provide 20% more bonus weight. - Diving Suit now provides a buff which gives players a 50% extra base weight when diving underwater - Water Barrel now has a base weight of 75. It can hold 6000 water (previously was 500). For every 1000 water, it will add 20 weight. This means the lightest it will be is 75, and the maximum weight will be 195. - Players now start the game with 30% more personal weight and will gain an additional 40% per level (so base weight has increased from 250 -> 325 and bonus per level is up from 10 to 14) - Tamed creatures now gain an additional 6% weight per level into weight rather than 4% Creatures & Tames - Elephants and Rhinos now provide a 25% weight reduction to their specialised resources - Giraffe now receives an approximate 2x bonus when harvesting thatch and has a 25% weight reduction when carrying thatch - Elephant base stamina increased to 390 - Rhino base stamina increased to 190 - Giraffe base stamina increased to 440 - Baby creatures will no longer take into account the temperature alterations from coldfront and heatwave - Tamed creature resistance has been increased by 30% and damage increased by 20% - Bear health has been reduced by 10% - NPC Crew can now be renamed - NPC Crew can no longer be placed on Bear and Horse Carts - Company Tame Limits have been doubled - The interval between paying crew gold has been increased by 40% (there is now more time before you have to pay them again) - Ship of the Damned will no longer physically damage a team's structures and anchored boats unless they have been specifically damaged by that target. PvE servers only. Structures and Items - Puckle Damage has been increased to 100 base and is 50% more armour piercing - Carbines reload time has been reduced by 10% - Pistol reload time has been reduced by 33% - Blunderbuss reload time has been reduced by 20% - Blunderbuss damage to creatures has been increased by 50% to wild and by 20% to tamed. - Stone Structure SAP crafting requirements changed to fibre. - Wooden Structures resistance to explosive and siege damage types increased by 30% - Stone Structures resistance to explosive and siege damage types increased by 45% - Explosive Barrel change reverted until the redesign - Reverting damage increase and crafting cost decrease to Grenades - Oil Jar weight has increased to 10 and fires lit on top of oil have had their duration reduced by 50% - Oil Jar has been made more difficult to craft - Fully Anchored Boats now have a buff which provides a bonus 300% structure resistance QOL - Old Age no longer has a debuff - Fountain of Youth is now available on all Golden Age Ruin servers (we'll be looking at redesigning how this works in the near future) - Players can now purchase a respec soup at the Commodity Trader in Freeports - Players now have approximately 20% more skill points per level Bug fixes - Fixed a bug where quality specific equipment would display a multiplicative % stat increase and a flat stat increase, but only one would work. Going forward, the flat stat increase will be made obsolete and items will no longer be generated with it. Quality stated items will now only generate with the multiplicative stat bonus, and this change will be retroactive. - Fixed a bug where items would falsely state that they were providing a speed benefit (did not do anything). They should not generate anymore going forward. - Mortars will no longer be able to shoot at players outside of render distance v18.76 - Fixed a bug where fire AoE would not attach properly to moving boats. v18.74 - Potential fix for some frequent server side crashes. We'll be monitoring with this build v18.73 - Explosive Barrels will be undergoing some changes with this patch, please note that they're still in the process of receiving their redesign, but this puts them close to it: Limited to 1 carryable stack per person. Stack size will remain at 10 You will not be able to store them in creature inventories, however, legacy ones will remain there. They will be able to be placed near enemy structures and water without needing a claim flag, but not on boats itself. You will not be able to equip them into your hotbar, they must be placed from within the inventory. There will be a restriction to how many can be put down at a time within a certain radius. Reduced Explosive Barrel damage by approximately 20% Reduced Explosive Barrel explosive radius by approximately 20% - Diving Suit will make wild underwater creatures ignore you unless you attack them - Alcohol will no longer spoil - Cooking Recipes spoil time increased to 10 hours - Spoiling time increase bonus on Preserving Bag has been increased - Increased Grenade damage by approximately 50% - Decreased crafting costs for Grenades by approximately 20% - Improved cannon collision and obstruction check to limit the effectiveness of multiple cannons in gunport. - Diving Attachment now has the same health as the Dinghy Hangar - Fixed a bug relating to shooting cannonballs, previously allowing it to go through certain ally structures. This will no longer be the case anymore. - Cannister shot range increased by approximately 20% - Cannister shot damage increased by approximately 10% - Spike shot explosion timer is now 30 seconds instead of 20 seconds - Spike shot now reloads approximately 10% quicker - Spike shot range increased by approximately 15% v18.69 - Fixed some server startup crashes - Widened the amount of networking info the server can send to clients - Server optimisations v18.65 - Fixed a bug related to server transitions v18.6 - Crow's Nest peak will no longer block the camera. - When it rains, cyclones now only have a 33% chance to occur (previously 100%), and will deal twice as much damage. - Dolphins chance to jump has been reduced to 20%. - Client-side option to hide the Gamepedia Wiki button in player inventory. - Patched out some .ini changes which allowed people to remove certain visual effects granting them an unfair advantage in PvP - On PvE specifically, Ship of the Damned should not attack anchored ships that have not fired upon them. - Rare Resources are now available on PvE Commodity traders for a higher gold amount than regular resources. - Fixed crew on puckle gun taking damage from fire aoe buffs. - When gunports are closed they now reduce their specific snapped-cannon weight by 60% (previously 50%), open-ports are default cannon weight. - Gunport crafting and repair costs are now the same as regular planks. - Fixed an exploit which allowed players to place multiple claim flags at once. - Large Cannons now do 30% less damage against Ship planks and Ship decks. v18.58 - Added extra server-side protection to remote inventories to resolve an exploit v18.57 - Company Claim Flags cannot be personally owned anymore. - Server crash fixes v18.55 - Client Side GPU Optimisations - Explosive Barrel Weight now correctly displayed as 60 - Added a direct button to the ATLAS wiki when opening your inventory v18.5 - Server optimisation for structures on boats - Fixed a bug where picking up a higher quality structure within the pickup timeframe would result in the common structure, rather than the specific higher quality itself v18.43 - Fixed an exploit which allowed players to stall out servers - Added extra protection to inventories to fix and prevent players from bypassing pin codes - Fixed a bug with the Kraken which would have inflicted a high amount of unintended damage - The Kraken's Barrier will no longer damage ships on collision - Explosive Barrel weight has been increased back to 60 (we're still working on a redesign). This is not visible on clients but will be active on servers. We will have a corresponding client fix to go out with this later. v18.31 - Explosive Barrels can no longer be placed on enemy ships, and only have a weight of 6 now. This is a temporary measure due to undesired gameplay. We are going to be redesigning the barrels from a technical/gameplay point of view to give them more use in the future. - Fixed a case which allowed players to enter the bottom of ships - Fixed a case which allowed players to clip and stick themselves inside the boat's hull - Protected against players accessing inventories from outside ships via clipping into boats - Fixed multiple cases where players would fall through structures upon server restart, login, transition, etc. - Fixed a crash which would occur when transitioning with the sextant buff - Fixed Swivel Cannons from firing through walls - Allow players to pick-up structures if you're on the same team even if you do not have demolish rights - Global Number of Ships is now displayed in the player's ATLAS Map UI. We'll be making this more visible on the UI in a future update. It will not display if you do not have any ships and do not belong to a company. - Cleaned up an error message when attempting to craft a boat when you were at the maximum global limit - Added a Crew name filter for company UI - Added a 12 second delay between playing status voice clips (such as injured or starvation) - War Drum songs have been adjusted to be more rewarding. Details can be found here. - Tweaked war drum battle songs to eliminate a big gap in the note sheet preview (just the preview, not the actual song) - Fixed a bug causing the buff timer shown on the music UI during a looping song that gives a perpetual buff to become off by 1 second from the actual buff timer. - Fixed a bug causing notes to incorrectly fail when activated near the edges of song loops - Fixed a bug where client fps stutters could cause notes to fail that should have been auto-played - Reduced tutorial background opacity - Made it so text wasn't cut off for long paragraphs in the tutorial - Mod Map Extensions now work (and will not require recooking the mod) - Linux WaveWorks optimisations (Linux Servers will run much better) - Kraken will no longer give impulses to players for the tentacle slams or tentacle impacts - Impacts with the Kraken bodyparts will no longer cause ship damage - Ship of the Damned Kraken minions are now damageable in PvE - Reduced the damage of the Kraken homing projectiles by 50% - Increased the damage taken by the Kraken tentacles by 50% - Ghost ship will now appear every night rather than every 3 nights - Swapped Mythical and Legendary in the descriptions for tools skills tier 2 and 3, as they were previously incorrect. - Fixed a bug where beds that were placed beyond the default accommodation limit were destroyed on server load v18.15 Bug Fixes - Turrets and Cannons will no longer fire underwater and can no longer be mounted underwater - Fixed a bug allowing players to reset all glider cooldowns by moving the glider between hotbar slots - Increased the required minimum diving velocity before going into the glide-fall state to reduce gaining/maintaining height - Ghost Ship has been fixed and will now take damage. Server Performance - Eliminated Cannon Animations playing entirely on the server for performance savings Quality Of Life - Option to hide territory broadcast messages - Territory broadcast message boxes now scale according to the character size of the message - Gunport camera socket has been lowered and moved forward for better viewing when shooting from gunports - PvE players will now be able to see their claim flag's inactivity timer on the flag itself - Attacking Player no longer needs to be in range for declaiming progress - Glider now has a required dive duration rather than a forced dive cooldown (achieves the same nerf effect on glider spam and feels better to use) Creatures - Whale Counts have been boosted on the Tundra and reduced the spawn interval between whales by 50% - Wild Dragon damage has been reduced by 30% - Golden Age Spawns have had their spawn interval increased from 30 seconds to 5 minutes and increased distance from players from 7700 to 9000 Music - Various buffs/changes made to musical songs played on the Accordion. Details can be found here - we have some planned updates to come for the War Drum in a future update, once we've resolved some technical issues related to it. Miscellaneous - PvE Claim Flag inactivity timer has been adjusted so that it now scales dynamically. A company with a small number of flags will be declaimable after 3 weeks of inactivity, whereas a company with a large number of claim flags would be declaimable after 3 days of inactivity. - The gold cost has been increased on upgrading higher quality items and structures - Cooking Recipes spoil time has been increased - Top Companies will have their names displayed on the left-hand side of the map and are now granted special nameplates and figureheads - Fixed server issue that could disconnect clients if they had a lot of map entities.
  21. 3 points
    ChemB is openly duping items on EU PvP server. They have a person called Wasp Honey that if duping Legendary rifles with the exact same stats 81 planks with the same stats (More than a blueprint can have in max crafts) There is no point at all playing this game for anyone with this shit going on. Devs? What is going on? RIP atlas The one below is from someone we killed
  22. 3 points
    Why is it that PVP players have the need to talk shit about the PVE players and blame mechanics that no one likes on them? There have been just as many nerfs that were because of PVP mechanics. I'm relatively sure that PVE players didn't ask for flame arrows to get nerfed to uselessness against alphas, didn't ask for guns to get nerfed to the point of requiring a minimum of 2 blunderbuss shots to kill any animal bigger than a chicken, we didn't ask for stone walls cost more, and be weaker so I didn't have to spend as much mats shooting cannonballs at an empty fortress to crack it open and feast on the goo inside, didn't ask for tames to be nerfed because it was too hard to kill them when people used them to attack us. I can't think of any PVE players that said "Hey, you know what we need? Some stupid quest to drive a boat to a random sector, and spawn on a bed when this magic glowy bit is there, then lag our way into a cave and click on a thing after dying to everything outside a couple (dozen times)...its a mechanic thats damn near universally hated. Don't you put that evil on us, Ricky Bobby. Who cares if PVE just wants to build and socialize and trade? It rarely effects the PVP side - it happens a helluva lot more in reverse, although I will give GSG credit for starting to try to make PVE or PVP specific changes. The majority of the complaints of people on both sides are the same, with the exception of realistically 1 thing each. PVP - Offline Raiding/Getting Eaten by Megas. PVE - Lack of claimable land. Neither of those PVE/PVP specific issues really effects the other. PVE doesn't have to worry about offline raiding (except for people abusing game mechanics) and PVP doesn't worry about land, because you can just take it. Worry about suggesting solutions, or even just voicing your opinion about the mechanic instead of blaming each others sides. It adds nothing, and further divides what is already a pretty divided community.
  23. 3 points
    Just found yet another game breaking bug. I was climbing my own stone tower to paint it after all my hard work making it, I just randomly died for no reason while climbing picking up. My body is NOWHERE to be found, not even a green light left behind. I just lost my maxed out Legendary Carbine and Fur Armor..... I just wasted a week of gathering resources to make a single fucking leg carbine and leg fur armor set to lose it due to game breaking bugs, that you guys refuse to address, or refund items. Because you refuse to properly fund a sizeable enough team to properly address customer service and bug patches in a timely manner. If BP's didn't revolve around complete RNG and a grindy unfun material drain... It would be a different story... If someone had killed me in PvP and took it, then fine, so be it... But a fucking bug with climbing picks on my own buildings.... I'm sorry no! @Jatheish Not that ANYONE on the dev team actually cares, which was made clear on my post yesterday. Why bother putting in a ticket, when it takes 3+ weeks to get an answer. Then wonder why player numbers went from 60,000+ to less than 13,000 now.
  24. 3 points
    I"m not quite sure how a bunch of lemmings running naked into a cave to remove a debuff would ever make sense. It certainly doesn't pass as content.
  25. 3 points
    You make a troll post and cant wait 4 minutes for someone to respond...I hope you don't pee yourself when you see this reply...
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